6 Reasons Why You Should Plan a Puzzle Date Night

Are you and your partner out of date night ideas? We’ve all been there. There are only so many times you can go out to a fancy restaurant before it starts to feel stale. Luckily, we’ve got the perfect idea for you: a puzzle date night.

Keep reading for all the reasons you should plan an at-home date night with your partner and a puzzle.

1. It's Easy, Comfortable, and Stress-Free

All you need to make this date night a success is a puzzle and some takeout. It doesn’t get easier than that, and you avoid the stress of going out. Instead of sitting in traffic and waiting for a table, you can stay in the comfort of your own home and still have a great time together with a puzzle date night.

2. It's Inexpensive

You shouldn’t have to spend upwards of $100 every time you want some quality time with your partner. If the two of you are saving for a big goal, like paying off debt or purchasing a home, a puzzle date night is a great way to save money and still prioritize time together.

Pro-tip: skip the take-out and prepare a home-cooked meal together before you get started on your puzzle to maximize your budget.

3. You Have Tons of Time to Connect with Each Other

A classic dinner and a movie date night is fun, but it doesn’t leave much time for quality conversations. Working on a puzzle together gives you tons of time to talk and reconnect on a deep level. When you work on a puzzle, your mind relaxes and has a chance to wander, which makes it a great time for daydreaming.

When was the last time you and your partner had a quality conversation about your goals and dreams? As a couple, you can let your minds wander together and let the conversation go wherever it goes while you piece together your puzzle. You might be surprised by the topics that come up!

A puzzle date night is perfect for couples with kids who don’t have much time to check in with each other throughout the day. It’s also a great way for newer couples to get to know each other. Honestly, in today's busy world, it's great for all couples who may need time to sit together and reconnect without a lot of distractions.

4. A Puzzle Date Night Leads to More Date Nights

If you don’t complete your puzzle in one sitting, you and your partner can come back to it on another night. All of the sudden, you’ve turned one fun and affordable date night into two. 

You can make it more fun by setting a rule that you can only work on the puzzle together. For couples with busy schedules that have a hard time prioritizing one-on-one time, this is an easy way to guarantee you make time for each other to finish your puzzle. It may be hard for some of you hard-core puzzlers to resist the urge to finish the puzzle on your own, but trust us, it will be worth it when you feel the satisfaction of completing the puzzle with your partner.

5. A Puzzle Provides a Shared Activity

Did you know that having a shared activity is proven to make romantic relationships better? The research shows that your activity doesn’t have to be something daring, like skydiving or getting tattoos together. As long as you are both motivated to do something together, it can be simple.

However, the research also shows that watching TV together doesn’t boost intimacy. You need an engaging activity, not one that lets you zone out. That’s why working on a puzzle together is the perfect answer. It’s simple, easy to plan, and keeps you both engaged, which boosts your intimacy. 

6. You'll Feel Accomplished When you Finish your Puzzle Together

Another key to healthy relationships is celebrating accomplishments together, big and small. Couples who celebrate each other’s wins feel more happiness in their relationships and less competitiveness. Building a puzzle together is an effective way to practice celebrating wins.

Did you know that your brain gets a little boost of dopamine, the happiness hormone, every time you fit a puzzle piece into the right spot? Sharing that feeling with your partner boosts intimacy and gives you a sense of accomplishment to celebrate together. Plus, when you finish the whole puzzle, it becomes a physical representation of what you can achieve together.

How to Plan the Perfect Puzzle Date Night

  1. Keep it screen-free: avoid the urge to watch TV while you work on the puzzle together and focus on connecting with each other. Put your phones away too! 
  2. Choose a puzzle you both love: you’ll both feel more motivated to finish the puzzle if you are both excited about the image. 
  3. Create a theme: if you’re working on a puzzle with an image of the Italian countryside, cook an Italian dish for dinner. Creating a theme builds more intention and anticipation into your puzzle date night.
  4. Gather the right puzzle accessories: for serious puzzlers, the process is better with puzzle sorters and a puzzle table. Investing in a few simple accessories is another way to prioritize the evening and make it even more fun. 
  5. Pick a challenging puzzle: if you and your partner are puzzle fiends, choose a puzzle that will challenge both of you. Making it more difficult will keep the night exciting, and you’ll feel even more accomplished when you complete a challenging puzzle together.

Sign up for Completing the Puzzle Today to Enhance your Date Nights

Are you ready to establish regular puzzle date nights with your partner? A Completing the Puzzle membership is the perfect way to make it a priority. 

Our puzzle rental subscription program ensures that you always have a new puzzle ready to complete, which means you can’t let busy schedules get in the way. Plus, you can create a wishlist of the puzzles that you and your partner want to complete and choose your difficulty level.

Sign up for a Completing the Puzzle membership today and get 20% off your first month when you use code SPECIAL20.